State and Regional News

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network
A day after requesting help from the federal government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson shared details about the state’s response.
Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 356 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Governor highlights importance of food and agriculture industry to Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts

In today’s press briefing, Governor Parson assured Missourian’s that the state’s food supply remains strong and emphasized the important role of the food and agriculture industry in Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Governor requests federal Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approve a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts.